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Art of Mourning is an online resource for mourning art and jewelry.
Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is a professional organization for crematory operators and funeral directors.
Crossings is a nonprofit organization that helps people have home funerals.
The Federal Trade Commission offers Funerals: A Consumers Guide.
The Funeral Consumers Alliance protects consumers rights to dignified and affordable funerals.
National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA) works to educate the public on the value of a home funeral and how to care for one's own dead.
The Green Burial Council advocates for eco-friendly burial practices in order to reduce carbon emissions and toxification and to preserve the environment.
Memorial Ecosystems, a pioneer in conservation burial, manages conservation burial grounds in South Carolina and Georgia.
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is a professional organization for funeral directors.